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Below is a list of all the museums and historic sites we attended in 2010 in addition to all our school work. We will continue to add to this list throughout the year so please do keep returning:

 

April 2010
2-5 April (Easter) – Bodiam Castle.  Surgery & Medicine and Crime & Punishment.  Learn about the horrors of medieval surgery, how an amputation was undertaken, what trepanning was and how and why people were bled with leeches and much more.  Mix a medieval medicine.  The Sheriff (Or Shire-Reeve) will be holding trials throughout the day, learn about how you would have been tried or punished in medieval times but careful or you may end up in the stocks yourself!

 

24 April – Come along and help us celebrate St Georges Day at Nottingham Castle!  Happening History will be running our arms & armour display throughout the day.  Come watch the arming of the knight, learn about medieval weapons or have a go at trying on armour yourself.

 

May 2010
8 & 9 May – Bodiam Castle. Come and watch the arming of the knight display or try on armour yourself!  Learn what life was like for a medieval soldier.

 

10-14 May –  Bodiam Castle!  Medieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to redirect you.

 

31 May – It’s Fabulous Forties day at Hall Place.  Come along and examine the museums artefacts, have a go at some 40s dancing, make an ID card, have a go at the dig for Victory activity, view the military vehicles and learn about the ARP and rationing.  Happening History will show you how to put out an incendiary bomb, put on a gas mask and let you try out our Morrison bomb shelter for yourself and try to work out what an average weeks rations would have been during the war.

 

June 2010
21-25 June – Bodiam Castle Medieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to redirect you.

 

July 2010
17 July – Colchester Castle – A local event for the Happening History team.  Come & play some medieval toys and games, be put on trial by the sherrif, meet the blood sucking leeches whilst the surgeon explains the horrors of medieval surgery and medicine or mix a medicine to cure the plague.  Our busy cooks will also be demonstrating medieval cooking and you can help them out by making some butter in the churns.

 

27 July – Come and learn about medieval crime & Punishment and be put on trial at Chesterfield Museum.  The museum also houses a splendid medieval crane from the church next door.

 

31 July – Come and play Toys & Games at Bodiam Castle.

 

August 2010
1 August – Come and play Toys & Games at Bodiam Castle.

 

14-16 August – Come to Bodiams Grand medieval weekend.  There will be masses to see and do.  With battles living history and of course Happenning History will be in the castle itself.  Come meet us and play some medieval Toys & Games at Bodiam Castle.

 

23-27 August – Come and learn about medieval crime & Punishment and be put on trial at the wonderful Bolsover Castle.

 

September 2010
11 & 12 September – Bodiam Castle.  Come and learn about the food your ancestors would have eaten, make butter in the churn, grind flour and smell what’s cooking!

 

27  September – 1 October – Bodiam Medieval week.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to redirect you.

October 2010
30 & 31 October – Norttingham Castle Medieval Festival. Wel will be attending as the Sheriff of Nottingham, putting miscreants on trial for their crimes and through some of the punishments!

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